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SLAC Test Preparation

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Graduate Student Survival Guide

Once you've been accepted to graduate school, this guide can help you be successful.



Request a TexShare card through this request form or sign up at the Checkout Desk on the 3rd  floor.

  • Texshare cards allow you borrowing privileges at many local libraries, including the following participating libraries.
  • All current Texas State students and employees are eligible.
  • Cards are valid for 1 long semester.
  • Materials must be returned to the same library from which they were borrowed.
  • You are responsible for any charges for lost or damaged materials. 
  • Students that do not return items will have "holds" placed on their records. This will prevent you from registering for classes, obtaining transcripts or grades, etc.
  • For questions about TexShare contact the Checkout Desk at 512.245.3681 or via email.

Find the Right Program

Peterson's Graduate Programs Guide

Peterson's Online Schools

Get Caught up to Speed On Different Subjects

You need a good introduction to a HARD topic. Written to get you started, and as intelligent as you are.You already know what the median and mode are; you need a discussion of Bayesian probability, or 12 ways of looking at correlation, or population distribution, etc.

Nutshell books are great introductions to legal topics such as arbitration, contracts, corporate finance, copyright law and more.

The wonderful Demystified series on everything.

Here are some examples.

Business Stats Demystified.
Stats Demystified
Probability Demystified

Crafting The Application

Writing the Personal Statement

Interlibrary Loan-v

NOTE: Please see the Remote Services LibGuide for updates to ILL services during Spring 2020.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a free lending service available to current Texas State students and employees. ILL borrows items from other libraries that Alkek Library does not own such as journal articles, books, DVDs, CDs—anything you might need for your research.

Use the online Interlibrary Loan request system ILLiad to order your ILL items. Enter as much information as you know about the item you need, and the ILL staff will try to track it down.

Depending on the type of item you're requesting, turnaround times vary—to be safe, plan to wait a few business days for an article and at least a week for a book.

Contact & Pick-up Info: Items can be picked up at the 3rd floor Checkout Desk. Please call 512-245-4893 or email with additional questions.

Suggested Books


Alkek Library Resources